3:45pm - 4:15pm, Saturday 28 July, 2018
ENSEMBLE - BELEPHWANTS (Qld)
Belephwants quartet will be performing a variety of jazz and classical works showcasing the individual personalities of each member. This programme will feature works from Australian composers and arrangers, highlighting our passion for performing pieces by local artists. Unlike conventional saxophone quartets, we utilise the mellow sounds of two tenor saxophones which allures the listener to the familiar sound of the big band sax section. Throughout this concert you will hear influences from blues, experimental, jazz and contemporary music.
Belephwants, a young emerging jazz saxophone quartet, is breaking the boundaries of a traditional saxophone quartet comprising of two tenor saxophones, an alto and a baritone saxophone. Bringing together a unique blend of sounds similar to a jazz big band, Belephwants is passionate about performing Australian compositions and arrangements for the group. The quartet draws influence from jazz, classical, contemporary, world music, funk and blues.
Since their formation Belephwants has had great performance opportunities including their own solo concert, appearing on ABC radio, GreenJam and Juglers Art Space. The group is hoping to tour around Australia promoting original Australian Saxophone repertoire.